The phyCORE-AM65x SOM has an onboard 4kB EEPROM. The device is connected to the I2C0 interface at address 0x50. This guide provides instructions for how to interact with the EEPROM from Linux. 

Step-by-step Guide

Verify the EEPROM is detected

  • Use the following command to print the name of the EEPROM. The expected result is 24c32 which corresponds to the device driver name in Linux. 

    Target (Linux)
    cat /sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-2/device/2-0050/name

Write to the EEPROM

  • Create data that you want to store on the EEPROM. In this example a hello.img file was created with the text "Hello World"

    Target (Linux)
    echo "Hello World" > hello.img
  • Write the file (hello.img) to the EEPROM

    Target (Linux)
    dd if=hello.img of=/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-2/device/2-0050/eeprom bs=1 count=4096

Read from the EEPROM

  • Dump the contents of the entire 4kB EEPROM

    Target (Linux)
    dd if=/sys/class/i2c-dev/i2c-2/device/2-0050/eeprom bs=1 count=4096 | hexdump -C
  • If hello.img was written to the EEPROM in the previous step you should see the following output:

    Expected Output
    00000000  48 65 6c 6c 6f 20 57 6f  72 6c 64 0a 00 00 00 00  |Hello World.....|
    00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    4096+0 records in
    4096+0 records out

Erase the EEPROM

  • Write all zeros to the entire density of the EEPROM to erase the contents

    Target (Linux)
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/sys/bus/i2c/devices/2-0050/eeprom bs=4096 count=1
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